Former Tory minister Michael Howard praised Baroness Thatcher for her taking on the unions and "saving our country." Speaking in the House of Lords he said:
"She saw what needed to be done, and she did it with clarity, with courage, and with conviction."
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A fine start to the weekend though cloud will start spreading in from the west throughout the afternoon ahead of a wet night.